Mark Your Calendars for Holiday Events at Stark Parks: Press Release

November is upon us and for many of us, that means preparing for the holiday season. Stark Parks has announced their upcoming holiday events that you will not want to miss. Check out the details below:

Holiday Events for Stark Parks 

(November 2, 2023) – Stark Parks is hosting two holiday events this December. More information and  registration can be found at for these events and more.  

Santa Claus and Furry Paws – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – December 2nd 

Join Stark Library Perry-Sippo Branch, Stark Parks, and guests of honor, Mr. & Mrs. Claus to kick-off a season  of giving at Sippo Lake Park, co-sponsored by Perry Rotary and Friends of Stark Parks. At the Exploration  Gateway, there will be take-your-own pictures with Santa, crafts, activities, and light concessions. Arrive early  at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy “T’was the Night Before Christmas” around the fireplace in the library. At the Wildlife  Conservation Center, the animals will be opening their gifts already dropped off by Santa, as well as games  and activities. To travel between the 12th St. NW and Genoa Avenue entrances, you can drive, walk the  lighted trail, or catch a ride on the trackless train traveling both directions. The Train Ride has a cost of $1  (cash) per person, per one-way ride (limited seating). Fun preparation for your consideration: Dress for the weather, cash, credit card, donations for the animals. Visit for more information.  

Deck the Hollow: Welcome Home for the Holidays  

Quail Hollow Park – December 8 – 10, 15 – 17, 19 and 20th 

Join Stark Parks and the Quail Hollow Volunteer Association for this holiday delight with a lighted walk at  Quail Hollow Park with decorated trees, lights, and festive music. Tour the beautifully decorated Stewart  Manor House for a self-guided tour featuring a Welcome Home for the Holidays theme. Local actors, John  and Carol Capocci will portray Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Stewart and welcome guests home for the holidays.  

Visit Santa’s workshop to say hello to the Jolly One and get plenty of photos. Concessions will be available for  purchase so bring some cash. Pre-register for $5 per person or pay $6 at the event (cash only). Ages 2 and  up require paid admission. Portions of this program are outdoors on a variety of surfaces including gravel,  asphalt, and grass. The Manor House second floor can only be reached using stairs. A video tour of the  upstairs rooms will be available. Visit for more information and to purchase  tickets.  


About Stark Parks  

Stark Parks manages 15 parks, 4 lakes, and over 120 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, totaling over  6,800 acres of land. For more information on Stark Parks, visit  


MEDIA CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Angela Palomba, Community Engagement Manager, 330-477-3552  

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